Banff Canadian Rockies

There’s a reason everybody’s heard of Banff. The mountain town's got a lot to love: historic charm, super beautiful natural surroundings, and all the amenities you could ask for. Hit the shops and restaurants on Banff Avenue and try gravy-smothered poutine while wearing your new favourite moose T-shirt. Then, after a day of ice-walking, skiing or sightseeing in the Rockies, visit a brewpub or distillery for a drink and a bison burger. You've earned it.

  • Must-See: That castle across the river? That’s the historic Fairmont Banff Springs. Explore the hotel's history and hauntings before treating yourself at the amazing thermal spa.
  • Rise Up: Ride the Banff Gondola for an unbeatable mountaintop view. 
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Mt Norquay, Winter Sightseeing

Banff, Alberta

Zip up your coziest layers and visit Mt Norquay for a memorable day of sightseeing, dining and exploring. Here you’ll discover cozy mountain meals, endless photo opportunities, and top-of-the-world views that need to be seen to be believed.Be awed as you ascend to nearly 7,000ft elevation aboard a scenic chairlift ride. At the top, step off the lift to discover some of Norquay’s most legendary, panoramic views above the clouds.

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Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

Banff, Alberta
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Renowned for its panoramic beauty, Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course in Alberta is a captivating and challenging layout set in the heart of Canada's Rocky Mountains.

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Canadian Bowling and Entertainment Centre

Banff, Alberta
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Whether the weather has quashed your outdoor plans or you’re looking for a fun night out, the bowling centre at the Fairmont Banff Springs can be just the ticket. The centre offers four lanes of Canadian five-pin bowling— including neon blacklight bowling — as well as ping-pong tables and a pool table. If you’re looking for a nosh, the lounge serves up world-class food and drinks for grown-ups. The centre is open all year long and reservations are recommendations.

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Banff and Lake Louise Tours Winter Package

See the best of Banff and Lake Louise with this combo package with Discover Banff Tours. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on a morning tour of Banff's highlights, and take a full-day tour to frozen Lake Louise with four hours to snowshoe, ice skate or enjoy a sleigh ride.

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$55 Banff Easy Guided Hike

An easy, comfortable introduction to hiking in the Rocky Mountains. This healthy outdoor activity is perfect for beginners. A gentle, two-hour hike in the company of a local Banff Walk guide. Depart on foot from downtown Banff, following the glacier-fed Bow River to spectacular Bow Falls and back.

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure & explore the beauty of Banff. Pick up a pair of ice skates or snowshoes from BanffAdventures and embrace winter! Finish your day with a hearty dinner in our Bistro. Package includes accommodation, $50 dinner voucher for the Juniper Bistro & a Banff Adventures rental voucher.

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Brewster Sightseeing Tours

Banff, Alberta
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Since 1892, Brewster Sightseeing has been sharing the best of the Canadian Rockies. With an entirely new fleet of motorcoaches featuring large viewing windows and luxury seating, Brewster Sightseeing has excelled for over 125 years in offering tours for everyone. Professional and knowledgeable driver guides, exclusive on-board tour hosts, convenient pick up and drop off locations in Banff, sightseeing with Brewster an experience that is simply natural.

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Alpinism.com

Banff, Alberta

Alpinism.com provides backcountry skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering adventures in Canada and around the world. Trips are led by Mark Klassen, an experienced Mountain Guide certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the International Federation of Mountain Guiding Associations.

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Banff Walk

Banff, Alberta
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Make the Banff Walk your first step in Banff. Walk beautiful Banff year-round in the company of a local guide. Guided walking tours in the town of Banff, guided hikes and private walks offer an authentic, intriguing and accessible Banff experience. Travellers seeking an even more intimate cultural connection can opt for a private walking tour. Banff is famous for its hiking trails. Easy, guided hikes to spectacular Bow Falls are a comfortable introduction to hiking. These tours are an environmentally friendly, sustainable option for visitors interested in eco-tourism. Travellers make a personal, wellness-focused connection to the mountain environment, walking amongst spruce, pine and fir trees and marvelling at the striking glacier-fed waters of the Bow River. Connect to western culture in Canada, to nature, and to Canada’s Rocky Mountain heritage.

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Cram the Cabin

Banff, Alberta
2019-12-02 to 2019-12-20 MST

This holiday season, be part of our food bank fundraiser! "Cram the Cabin" is our take on a classic food drive. Our goal is to gather enough food donations to fill an entire 8 passenger Sunshine Gondola Cabin. From December 1st to December 20th, we encourage all skiers and snowboarders to help us cram a gondola cabin with non-perishable food items. Be a part of this initiative by bringing a non-perishable food item to Guest Services, located on the second floor of Creekside Lodge. All food raised through “Cram the Cabin,” will be donated to Banff, Canmore, and Calgary food banks.With your donation, you will be providing emergency food assistance to people who are unable to purchase food for themselves or their families.As a thank you for contributing to "Cram the Cabin", we will be giving everyone who participates in our food drive a $5 voucher, valid for any Sunshine product or service at the resort.On Friday, December 20th, meet us at the base area where we will cram a Sunshine Gondola cabin with all your donations!

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Carols in the Park - Afternoon Performance

Banff, Alberta
2019-12-07 to 2019-12-07 MST | Show All Dates

Reconnect with family and ignite your Christmas spirit at this celebratory concert filled with traditional holiday music. The warm, crackling fires welcome you to cozy up and perhaps roast a marshmallow or two! The melodies will draw you in, where a whistle might turn into humming until you can't resist but sing along. The concerts are free and everyone's invited to stay as little or as long as they like. These are outdoor events so dress warm. We embrace the magical snowy evenings where yours eyes will be amazed by where the twinkling lights end and the bright stars begin. See you at Banff Avenue Square for a Mountain Canadian Christmas concert!

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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Banff, Alberta
2020-02-15 to 2020-02-15 MST

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar bring together soulful blues-rock and vocal prowess to produce songs with true emotional depth. Samantha Martin is the lead singer, songwriter and focal point of the group. A dynamic frontwoman, she possesses a stunning voice that is capable of summoning up tidal waves of spine-tingling emotion in one instance while delicately bringing out the nuances of a gut-wrenching lyric in the next. A torrid force of nature, night after night she takes audiences to emotional peaks while leaving them stunned with her sheer pin-you-against-the-wall power.

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